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sweet corn
, zone 5
284 Posts
August 9, 2014 - 9:52 am

I was late getting my sweet corn in this year and I was amazed how well it was growing. we had hot weather which it loved. I side dressed it when it was over knee high with miracle grow along with everything else, and then it turned cold and rainy. this week it started tasseling some of it is only around 3ft tall. a friend told me that it still could make ears. but with gloomy days in the 70's not holding out much hope for itCry but it will still make compost. corn will be another one we may reconsider for next year. were off today for a road trip to see the grand kids and great grand kids, youngest one is having her 1st birthday. nice trip 3hrs both ways good to get out of town for the day. have a great weekend.

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November 20, 2014 - 4:05 am

To Gretchen G 123 on sweet corn.

Hi Gretchen,

I read that you have a small garden like me.  I just wanted to share with you what I tried with my sweet corn this year and it WORKED!  I planted 4 corn seeds in one square foot. That gives you 64 corn plants in a 4x4 square foot space which was plenty for us.  Each plant gave us from 2 to 4 cobs each.  I planted pole beans under the corn hoping they'd climb the stalk but planted so close together they didn't get enough sun I think.  Good luck with your corn in 2015 and let us know if you try this plant spacing.  It was awesome!

I am looking for a new variety if anyone has suggestions.  My variety in 2014 was Country Gentleman.  It didn't taste great, the kernels were very uneven and it wasn't sweet enough for us.

Any suggestions appreciated.  I'm looking for heirloom so I can save the seed from year to year.

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